CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 18-22

I-70 Glenwood Canyon 2021 Emergency Project
Mile Point 123.5 Blue Gulch

Excavation on the eastbound retaining wall continues at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.

Progress this week


On Friday, Oct. 15 there will be a rolling stop for westbound I-70 traffic in Glenwood Canyon at approximately 1:00 p.m. The rolling stop will allow crews to complete work on westbound structures. Limited delays or impacts to traffic are expected.

Crews continue reconstruction of the I-70 eastbound area at Mile Point 123.5. Crews are making progress on repairs to the retaining wall on the riverside.

Due to favorable weather forecasted this weekend, crews will be working on Saturday, Oct.16. Traffic impacts are not anticipated during the work on Saturday. Currently there are no overnight closures anticipated on the project for the end of this week, over the weekend or next week.

Crews plan to pour more concrete for the repairs to the damaged deck overhang and parapet wall on the westbound lanes at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch.

Debris removal of the Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 124.5/Devils Hole location continues.

Debris removal in the median at the Bair Ranch location continues.

Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.


Anticipated Traffic Impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. The eastbound single lane closure is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and the westbound single lane closure is .5 miles long. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon.
Reconstruction of the eastbound retaining wall at MP 123.5.


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CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 18-22